Research by University of Leeds academics underpins the groundbreaking commitment from the UK government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. Following a request from governments of the UK, Wales and Scotland, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), made their net zero recommendation in May. Professor Piers Forster, Director of the Priestley…
The Priestley Building will provide a base on the University’s main campus for leading climate-related research. Launched in 2016, the Priestley International Centre for Climate has already brought together world-leading expertise in all the key strands of climate change research. The centre has more than 300 members from across the University covering a broad range of research…
A human environment geographer who is a prominent thinker in the field of environmental justice has been named as the 2019 Piers Sellers Prize winner. Petra Tschakert, whose work focuses on understanding how climate change is experienced and responded to among marginalized communities in the global south, will receive the prize for a world leading…
An international learning platform for a major research programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is being hosted by the Priestley Centre at its new home at the University of Leeds. The cross cutting learning platform on Partnerships and Capacity for Scaling Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) is the central mechanism to bring cohesion between…
In 2008 the UK government passed the Climate Change Act, the first legislation of its kind to introduce legally binding emissions reductions targets.  The ten year anniversary of the Act will be marked as part of Green Great Britain Week  and the Priestley International Centre for Climate is playing an active part in the national…